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Get a random line from a table that is filtered by a slicer


I want to get a random line out a table. The table should be filtered by a slicer before selecting the line.


the starting table is:

ID-no   name   colour

103      shirts   red

204      shirts   blue

101      socks   red

348      jacket  blue

421      jacket  green

333      jacket  red

There is a slicer filtering the colours. I want to use this slicer (at run time) and generate a random selection of e.g. a "red" article.


I have had the idea to create a table with all the filtered entries. But I failed to apply the slicer argument to CALCULTETABLE. And the next step should be to get a random line (or ID-no) out of the created table. 


But may be there is a better way the create the (random) line or ID-no in a different way.


Thank you for any help!


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 Hi Fowmy,

Thank you for your reply but you are right, this is not my intension. I want a DAX command pick a random line and show it in a visual. Sorry for not being correct enough.

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A random line can be picked one you select a colour from the slicer, the issue is the number will be static as long as you refresh your model. I think your expectation is not that.

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